Glenn L Silverii
Glenn L. Silverii specializes exclusively in the
field of workers' compensation defense. Mr.
Silverii has extensive experience in handling
all aspects of workers' compensation defense,
including trial, and appellate work; as well as
defending claims for benefits pursuant to Labor
Code section 132a, and serious and willful
misconduct claims. Also, Mr. Silverii has
participated in numerous seminars on topics
related to workers' compensation, as well as
having drafted and prepared various publications
on issues pertaining to workers' compensation.
Mr. Silverii received his Juris Doctor from
Southwestern University, School of Law in 1979,
and bachelor's degree from California State
University at Northridge. He was admitted to the
California State Bar in 1979, and began
practicing civil litigation in the areas of
liability defense and business law. Mr. Silverii
is admitted to practice before the United States
Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit, and the
United States District Court for the Southern
and Central Districts of California. Mr. Silverii also participated in a special pro bono
program with the Office of the Los Angeles City
Attorney, and prosecuted criminal jury trials.
Also, when Mr. Silverii was doing business
litigation, he was an attorney for the plaintiff
in the landmark case of Baar v. Tigerman (1983)
140 Cal.App.3d 979, in which the immunity
protection for arbitrators was pierced. As a
result, Mr. Silverii has authored various
articles on arbitration, including one entitled
“Commercial Arbitration-Safeguards Needed?” (4
CEB California Business Law Rptr.)
Mr. Silverii's professional affiliations include
membership in the State Bar of California,
Orange County Workers' Compensation Forum, Los
Angeles and Orange County Bar Association,
American Bar Association, Southern California
Self-Insured Association, a member of the
section on workers' compensation with the State
Bar of California, as well as a member of the
California Workers' Compensation Defense
Scott K. Kubis
Mr. Kubis received his Juris
Doctor in 1990, magna cum laude, from University of
San Diego School of Law and, while attending San
Diego School of Law, was a member of the San Diego
Law Review, and Phi Alpha Delta. Mr. Kubis received
his Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University
in 1985, and was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor
Mr. Kubis' experience includes insurance defense
litigation and workers' compensation defense. In
addition to his workers' compensation background, he
has also handled a wide variety of litigation,
including general negligence, premises liability,
construction defects and product liability.
Mr. Kubis is admitted to practice in both the State
and Federal Courts in California. He has arbitrated
and mediated at trial many cases to successful
conclusion. He is an active member of the California
State Bar Association.
Renard Khooda specializes
exclusively in the field of workers' compensation defense,
for the last fifteen years. Mr. Khooda has extensive experience
in handling all aspects of workers' compensation defense,
including discovery, trial; as well as defending claims for
benefits pursuant to Labor Code section 132a, and serious and
willful misconduct claims. He has spent his entire legal
career as an attorney handling a wide variety of workers'
compensation from their inception until their conclusion,
whether by settlement or by trial. Additionally, Mr. Khooda
has attended various seminars on topics related to workers'
Mr. Khooda received his Juris Doctor from Southwestern University,
School of Law in 1999, and graduated magna cum laude from the
University of Southern California. He was admitted to the
California State Bar in 2000. Mr. Khooda is admitted to
practice before the Unites States Court of Appeal for the
Ninth Circuit, and the United Stated District Court for the
Southern and Central Districts of California.
Peter J. Gorelick
Peter J. Gorelick specializes
in the field of workers' compensation defense. He
has more than 30 years of experience defending
employers and carriers in workers' compensation
courts throughout Southern California. This
experience ranges from initial discovery through
trial and appeal. Mr. Gorelick was employed as an
attorney by CIGNA Corporation for more than 18
years. He was the managing attorney for CIGNA's
Orange County and Riverside offices, supervising a
staff of 14 attorneys.
Mr. Gorelick received his undergraduate degree from
the University of California at Los Angeles in 1974.
He received his Juris Doctor degree from the
University of San Fernando Valley, College of Law in 1978. During law school,
Mr. Gorelick worked as a law clerk for the Los
Angeles County District Attorney's office. He was
admitted to the State Bar of California in 1979. He
is also admitted to practice before the United
States District Court for the Central District of
Mr. Gorelick is a past vice-president of programs
and membership for the Southern California Workers'
Compensation Defense Attorneys Association. He
formerly served that organization as a member of
its Board of Directors. He has also been a member of
the Board of Directors of the statewide Workers'
Compensation Defense Attorneys Association. Mr. Gorelick
has been certified by the State Bar of California
as a provider for Continuing Legal Education
training. He has arranged numerous legal and medical
training seminars for attorneys, employers, claims
processionals and doctors. He has professional
affiliations with many legal and claims organization
through the Southern California area.
Lisa Cheung received her Juris
Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law
in 1999. While attending Southwestern, Ms. Cheung
was an editor of the Southwestern Journal of Law and
Trade in the Americas and received the American
Jurisprudence Award for Contracts. During this time,
Ms. Cheung also worked as a law clerk for the United
States Attorney Office in the Organized Crime Drug
Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and violent crimes
section, Universal Studios in the New Media section
as well as Van Nuys Superior Court in law and
motion. Ms. Cheung received her Bachelor of Arts
degree in Philosophy from the University of
California at Riverside in 1993.
Ms. Cheung began her career in workers' compensation
in 2000 representing carriers, third party
administrators and employers in workers'
compensation defense. Her 15 years of workers'
compensation experience includes all aspects of
discovery matters, trial and appeals of workers'
compensation matters. She also has experience in
defending against 132a claims and Serious & Willful
Ms. Cheung has dedicated her legal career to
representing the client's objectives aggressively
and bringing cases to resolution as quickly as
possible. Ms. Cheung's litigation philosophy is to
provide specialized representation of each
individual case developing creative and innovative
ideas to serve the client's financial and litigation
goals. Throughout all stages of litigation, Ms.
Cheung is committed to exploring all options of
litigation and resolution to provide the best
representation to meet the client's needs.
Don L. Miller
Don L. Miller specializes in
the field of workers' compensation defense and has
done so for more than 20 years. Mr. Miller handles
all aspects of workers' compensation defense,
including trials and defending employers against
claims benefits pursuant to both Labor Code Section
132(a) and Serious & Willful Misconduct. He has
completed more than 200 trials and has prepared
Petition for Reconsiderations, Answers to Petition
for Reconsideration, Petitions for Writs Of Review,
and Petitions for Certiorari to the California
Supreme Court. Additionally, Mr. Miller regularly
attends various seminars on topics related to
Mr. Miller is certified as a Workers' Compensation
Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of
Mr. Miller received his Juris Doctor from the
University of San Fernando Valley College Of Law in
1975. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in History
from the University of California at Los Angeles in
1966 and a Masters Degree in History from the
University Of California at Los Angeles in 1969. He
was admitted to the California State Bar in 1976 and
began practicing in the area of workers'
compensation defense shortly thereafter. Mr. Miller
became a staff attorney for Hartford Insurance
Company and then established the Insurance Company
of North America's in-house staff attorney program
in December of 1980. Since 1983, Mr. Miller has
practiced workers' compensation defense in the
Mr. Miller is admitted to practice before the United
States District Court for the Central District of
Southern California. His professional affiliations
include admission to the State Bar of California and
the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Lonnie Marion has over 20 years of practice in Workers' Compensation Law, Personal Injury, Commercial Lines including transportation and cargo. Admitted to the California Bar in 1990 and also admitted to Federal District Court.
Lonnie has concentrated his practice in Workers' Compensation Law since 2000, including Subrogation, Serious and Willful, Discrimination and has represented Uninsured Employers. He has an extensive insurance background, which includes catastrophic loss investigation and claims management. In addition, Mr. Marion has a comprehensive understanding of workers' compensation, civil litigation, subrogation, and personal injury.
Mr. Marion received his Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona and his Juris Doctor from Western State University, Fullerton. He was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Torts.
Mr. Marion has four children and has been a Boy Scout leader and Board Member of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Ontario, California.
Jason M. Yeh
Mr. Yeh received his Juris Doctor in 2003 from Loyola Law School where he was also a research assistant. Mr. Yeh received his undergraduate degree in 2000 from the University of Southern California, in Business Administration, with honors from the Alpha Gamma Honor Society. During this time, Mr. Yeh co-founded a ground breaking internet business that he sold for a substantial profit.
Mr. Yeh has extensive experience representing self-insured employers, insurance carriers, and third party administrators on all issues involving workers compensation defense throughout Southern California. He has litigated matters at trial, involving workplace injury, discrimination/132a claims, serious and willful violations, as well as 3rd party credit issues. In addition to workers compensation defense, Mr. Yeh worked for several years as a certified law clerk at the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. Mr. Yeh is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District of California and is a member of the State Bar of California.
Jennifer J. Rhee
Ms. Rhee received her Juris Doctor degree from
Chicago-Kent School of Law in 2008. Ms. Rhee
attended the University of California, Los Angeles
for her undergraduate studies and received her
Bachelor of Arts degree with honor. During law
school, she worked as a law clerk for the Circuit
Court of Cook County and handled broad subject
areas, including torts, divorces, contract and
Before entering the practice of Law, Ms. Rhee worked
at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith and
obtained the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. As
an attorney, Mr. Rhee has practiced in the areas of
general civil litigation and workers' compensation
Ms. Rhee specializes in workers' compensation
defense and was admitted to the California State Bar
Ms. Rhee speaks Korean and Spanish.
Ms. Taylor received her Juris Doctor in 2008 from
Golden Gate University School of Law. While
attending Golden Gate University, Ms. Taylor
participated in the Comparative Law program hosted
by the Université Paris X in Nanterre, France. Ms.
Taylor also interned at the Bay Area Legal Aid.
In 2009 Ms. Taylor continued her legal studies at
Chapman University School of Law, where she earned
an LL.M. in Taxation. Ms. Taylor received her
Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of
California, Irvine in 2004.
In addition to Ms. Taylor's workers' compensation
experience, she has litigated tax matters against
the IRS as well as the various State Tax Boards. Ms.
Taylor specializes in the defense of workers'
compensation cases and was admitted to the State Bar
of California in 2010.
Ms. Taylor speaks fluent Thai.
Mr. Kaplan specializes in the field of workers'
compensation defense, having worked in the field
since 2006. Mr. Kaplan has handled all varieties of
workers' compensation cases for self-insured private
employers, employers with high-retention deductable
policies, insurance companies, third party
administrators and self-insured public entities.
Mr. Kaplan received his Juris Doctor from UCLA in
2005. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in
History from the University of California Berkeley
Mr. Kaplan is admitted to practice before the United
States District Court for the Central District of
California and the 9th Circuit of the United States
Court of Appeals. Mr. Kaplan was admitted to the
California State Bar in 2005.
Before entering the practice of Law, Mr. Kaplan
worked as a political consultant during the 2005
California special election. He was also a
successful contestant on the television program
Sam Sohn received his Juris Doctor from University
of Southern California Law School. While at USC, Mr.
Sohn received high honors in Criminal Law as well as
honors marks in numerous other courses. Mr. Sohn
received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political
Science from the University of Chicago in 1997.
Mr. Sohn has extensive experience representing
employers, insurance carriers and TPA's in
connection with workers' compensation litigation. He
has successfully defended employers' and insurance
carriers' interests at trial and successfully
defended claims for benefits pursuant to Labor Code
Section 132a, and serious and willful misconduct
claims. He has given presentations on workers'
compensation practice to adjusters at various
Mr. Sohn was admitted to the California State Bar in
Ronni P. Stewart
Ronni Stewart has been a workers' compensation
attorney since 2002 and has represented
self-insureds, employers and insurance carriers in
all aspects of workers' compensation law. Ms.
Stewart has experience in all aspects of workers'
compensation defense. She specializes in challenging
lien claimants and has obtained multiple “take
nothings” at lien trials. She has also participated
in numerous seminars on topics relating to the most
cost effective approach to negotiating and/or
Ms. Stewart graduated magna cum laude from the
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida and
received a two year teaching assignment in world
history. She also represented the University of
Miami on William F. Buckley's Firing Line on several
occasions. Prior to attending law school, Ms.
Stewart was a licensed real estate broker in Florida
and Colorado advising developers on site selection
and marketing strategies.
Ms. Stewart received her Juris Doctor from Loyola
Law School, Los Angeles, in 1990. After passing the
bar in 1990, Ms. Stewart defended insurance carriers
again insurance bad faith claims involving large
punitive damage award exposure for multiple
carriers. Subsequently, she opened her own practice
and used her “insurance bad faith” experience to
provide insurance coverage opinions for large
insurance carriers to avoid bad faith lawsuits. The
majority of her practice involved duty to defend and
indemnify insureds in the construction defect field.
Ms. Stewart's professional affiliations include
membership in the State Bar of California, Orange
County Bar Association and Orange County Women
Lawyers Association. She has been a mentor in the
Fulfillment Fund to young women since 1997. She has
volunteered at the Los Angeles Superior Court
assisting battered women to obtain restraining
orders. In her spare time, she enjoys working out
and ballroom dance.
David B. Park
Mr. David Park received his Juris Doctor in 2000
from University of California, Los Angeles. While
attending the UCLA, he was a member of the Asian
American Law Journal and Korean American Bar
Association. As an active member of the California
State Bar since July 2000, Mr. Park has been
admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts in
Mr. Park has experience in insurance defense
litigation and Workers' Compensation defense. He
specialized in the defense of Workers' Compensation
claims on behalf of various large insurance
carriers, self-insurance administrators as well as
both private and public self-insured employers,
including municipalities and school districts.
He prepared and handled all stages of discovery,
including depositions of applicants, witnesses as
well as expert witnesses such as AMEs and QMEs. He
also drafted various pleadings including petition
for reconsiderations and trial briefs before the
WCAB. He has represented client's interest at
hearings such as Mandatory Settlement Conferences
and Trials to resolve cases or to litigate them if
there should be no negotiated settlements.
In addition to the insurance defense litigation
experience, he handled complex civil litigation and
corporate transactional issues. He litigated and or
resolved many cases to successful conclusion on
behalf of clients.
Mr. Park speaks fluent Korean.
Ryan J. Stander
Ryan Stander was born and raised in Southern
California. He attended the University of Arizona in
Tucson, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in
Psychology and Minors in Spanish and Molecular and
He earned a Merit Scholarship and received his Juris
Doctor from Whittier College of Law in Costa Mesa.
While attending Whittier, he was a member of the
Journal for Family Law, as well as a Teacher's
Assistant in Contracts. He passed the California
State Bar and was admitted to practice law in
California in October of 2011.
As part of his legal experience, Mr. Stander worked
for various civil law firms throughout law school.
He then began the practice of workers' compensation
law with another workers' compensation law firm in
Southern California for two years, gaining valuable
experience in litigation and case management. In his
free time, Ryan enjoys playing soccer and cooking.
Daniel J. Ban
Daniel J. Ban has practiced California workers'
compensation law for over 20 years and has
represented private employers, public entities and
insurance carriers in all phases of California
workers' compensation litigation, including numerous
trials on issues including employment, jurisdiction,
post-termination filing, statutes of limitations
defenses and all aspects of injury claims. Mr. Ban
has practiced in sub-specialty areas within
California workers' compensation including the
handling of entertainment industry, professional
sports, and bankrupt insurer (CIGA) claims.
Mr. Ban received a Juris Doctor from University of
California, Davis in 1994, and a Bachelor of Science
from University of California, Berkeley in 1990. He
was admitted to the California State Bar in 1994,
after beginning workers' compensation litigation as
a non-attorney hearing representative while still in
law school in 1993. Initially focusing on the issues
of vocational rehabilitation and permanent
disability, Mr. Ban developed experience in rating
and cross-examination of DEU raters, as well as
cross-examination of medical experts. Mr. Ban also
gained extensive trial experience including trials
on threshold defenses, injury AOE/COE, nature and
extent, as well as contribution and reimbursement
Mr. Ban has extensive experience in legal writing,
including numerous Trial Briefs, Points &
Authorities as well as Petitions for Reconsideration
and a successful Answer to Writ of Mandamus. Mr. Ban
focuses on bringing cases to expeditious resolution
by pursuing a combination of thorough analysis and
assessment of all legal issues with regular
assessment of potential claim value and settlement.
By assessing the strengths and weakness of a claims
early, many claims can be resolved swiftly, or
placed in a posture for rapid trial and defense